£17.5m plan to move marines’ museum into Dockyard

The Royal Marines Museum is shifting from its Eastney home of nearly 60 years as part of a transformation of the National Royal Navy Museum (NMRN) in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Times of the Thames

The Thames Estuary is to be celebrated along 40 miles of both shores in a new biennial festival, launched today at the Southbank Centre.

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Manchester's HOME hits one million mark

HOME, Manchester’s new arts centre, has recorded over 1 million visits in its first year of operation.

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ACE awards £1.25m for touring

Five major touring grants totalling £1.25 million have been awarded in the latest round of Arts Council England’s strategic touring programme. 

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Tweddle takes reins at Tobacco Factory

Mike Tweddle is to take over as the new artistic director at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol.

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Turner jury focuses on sculpture

Three of the four 2016 Turner Prize finalists are primarily sculptors, and the fourth is the first photographer to be shortlisted in a last quartet that once again has no painters vying for the £25,000. £5,000 goes to each of the runners-up.

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Make museums easier for children to visit

Museums should be made easier for children from less wealthy backgrounds to enjoy, a new report from the charity Kids in Museums says, calling on a series of barriers to be broken down.

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ENO’s trauma over, says Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer, English National Opera’s new artistic director, said today that the company had been undergoing a trauma this year but was now “moving forward into a new chapter”.

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Dundee staff cuts on the cards

Dundee’s arts centre is set to make staff redundant in a bid to cut costs.

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MA calls on ACE to back council museums

The Museums Association (MA) has called on the government and Arts Council England to do more to protect local authority run museums.

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